Monday, April 7, 2008

Happy Birthday E



Hey little boy, happy birthday. You rock. You are worth it. I am not sad that you are a year old; on the contrary, I cannot wait for you to continue maturing into my best little buddy. With each new skill that you master, you become more and more my perfect little constant companion. I can't wait for you to walk and talk and phase more into hanging out with me, as opposed to hanging onto me. I love how many times a day I catch myself smiling at you wrestling with Duane, or laughing at your dad, or shoving a whole handful of who knows what into your mouth. It is such a wonderful feeling to actually catch yourself in a grin, to stop for a moment in reality and realize that you are smiling. I would be lying if I said that happened all the time..I refuse to be the obnoxious everything is rosy blogger type. But I would also be lying if I said that it didn't happen everyday. I love you, little boy and I enjoy being your mom. Your dad enjoys being your dad. Saying that with sincerity makes me smile again. Happy Birthday.

13 comments:

Heather said...

He is such a sweet boy. I love him so much!
What a great picture of you and him (even though he isn't too thrilled about the whole thing.)

Gledwood said...

what very cute baby pictures!

jt said...

can't believe he is one already! He was so tiny when we were at the AF pool last summer. Happy Birthday Eli! Cute photos.

Mom of Two said...

Happy Birthday E!! We hope your day was fabulous and I love the picture of you on the beach chair!

Heather said...

Hey, I grew up with Adam, so nothing really comes as a surprise. I'm not really that worried about it--I just have to keep up the oldest (and most mature) sibling persona.
Lucy actually ate some string cheese last night, and she's eaten today, so I'm very happy and doing much better!

Greg and Lauren said...

wow, to think you've been a mama for a whole year, and that you're sweet little boy is one! they weren't lying when they said times flies. but e's lucky to have two very astute and conscientious parents.

Ali Seaman said...

Sooo sweet! I love the really chubby picture. You just can't beat baby chub! I can't believe he's a year. How fun!

AshleyS said...

Happy Bday E! Hope you guys are having fun in UT. Let's do another pool day when you get back :-) I will have a more modest swimsuit for Hailey this time.

Michelle Tolboe said...

Eli my little cute buddy. I love your cheeks. I am so glad you are Cade's friend. Can't wait to watch you grow even bigger!!


PS- Ash Call me when you get back cause if you're around I want to invite you guys over for Cade's bday. I will miss you on Thursday night for the big premiere.

Lori & Rj said...

Happy Birthday! I just want to pinch his cheeks.

Susan said...

Awww....tear...Our babies are getting so big. I remember him that little and can't believe how fast the time is flying. I agree...I enjoy watching Savy grow and becoming more of my little buddy. Have fun in Utah!!! Happy Birthday little one!!!

snlbarney said...

I love all the baby pics - so fun to see him in the "before" we knew E... you are such a sweet mother - insensitive I think not!! Eli is very lucky to have you as a buddy:)

Cambrie said...

What a cute chunky little dude. 1 already? Wow, pretty soon he'll be walking/running around. Cute pictures